Summer has wound down, the sand has escaped the hourglass. Though it was hot yesterday here in the Great State of New Jersey, I had to pull a fleece on to walk the dogs this evening. Summer’s out of reach, someone once said….
Earlier this week, through the thougtfulness of a friend, I had the opportunity to take in a Philadelphia Phillies game down in South Philly.
Just like when I was a kid, my heart beat a little faster as I headed into the stadium. Going to baseball games, as trite as it sounds, does remind me of Sunday afternoon games with my Pop. Living in Northeast Pennsylvania, for us to come down to Philadelphia for a Sunday afternoon game at the old Veteran’s Stadium, in the heat of the summer, well, it was an all-day affair. And at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, he’d punch back into this job as a Corrections Officer at a state prison.
That’s love. For family, and for baseball.
When I went down last week, I was shooting some of the action and players, yes. But I also turned my lens on the some of the 45,000+ people that were there. The fans. The people in the hats and jerseys. The ones that just clocked out.
The ones that were there to enjoy a ballgame. And the last evening of summer.
It was a fun game. The Phillies won. Roy Halladay won his 20th game.
The fans went home happy. Tomorrow was another day.
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Unless otherwise noted, images captured with a Canon 50D, SanDisk digital film, finished with PS4 or PSE6 and Nik Software.